Book Club Review Night
A book club review happens when your club has been running successfully for a while.
This is generally done after one of two milestones:
On the anniversary date for your club. If you began March 15, 2007 then your book club review date would be March 15, 2008.
At the end of one full calendar year of book club meetings starting January and ending December.
Its really a personal choice which option you choose. Youll have fun reminiscing about the books and meetings youve had for a year either
way you go. Of course, the anniversary date is always great because it holds a special meaning for your group. You just have to know how to
plan a meeting with this purpose in mind.
How to Plan a Meeting especially for the Book Club Review Night
Your job tonight as a group is NOT to talk about the reading - can you believe Im saying that! - but instead to talk about all the talking
about reading youve done. The point is to go over each book youve read, each meeting youve had, and any changes your book club has seen
throughout the year.
More in depth book club meeting ideas available.
Book Club Activity Fun!
So what will you do if you dont have a book to talk about? Well, besides gossip all night long (and you should definitely set aside at least
3 hours for this meeting) youll have special book club activity fun set up specially for this meeting.
Weve got a full list of fun activity and game ideas.
Book Lovers Gifts
To celebrate this momentous occasion for your book club, exchange gifts. If you've made book club favors then you already have some good
ideas for book lovers gifts. Your group can choose to either:
- Have a Secret Santa for the exchange by picking one name from a hat.
- Have a White Elephant exchange at the meeting (everyone brings one generic gift to exchange).
- Bring a Stocking Stuffer for each member under a certain, agreed upon, dollar amount.
With Secret Santa you get to tailor the gift to the person whose name youve drawn.
With White Elephant everyone brings a gift of some sort (centered around books or reading) and each person gets to choose one.
With Stocking Stuffers you again get to tailor the gift to each person but youre more limited in what you can spend.
Any of these options are lots of fun and a great way to show appreciation for the friendships youve made during your meetings.
A final thought on the book club review night
Youve been diligently reading all year long. Your group has been having fantastic discussions that get better at every meeting. Youve earned this opportunity to relax and enjoy each others company while celebrating your success as a reading group!
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